The president’s Friday press conference contained this precious gem: “The idea that my White House would purposely release national-security information is offensive.” Aye, Mr. President, ’ tis offensive. That’s why we’d like you to stop doing it.Lots more in the story.
As Senator John McCain pointed out, the president did not actually deny authorizing the leaks in question. That is the key issue: If the leaks were not authorized, they must be prosecuted. And if they are not prosecuted, we must assume they were authorized.
My bet...there will be no prosecutions. The "investigation" will slowly last until after the election, at which point it becomes moot. Let's see how this plays out, but remember the lesson from Watergate. It's the coverup that causes the damage.